Exciting Goings On: Being a Part of the ACPA Digital Task Force 2.0

  The following post originally appeared on the ACPA Digital Task Force Website.  I’m excited to announce that I will be a part of round 2 of this effort.  Specifically, I will be continuing my collaboration with Erik Qualman and others to develop educators guides and supplemental materials for the book to which we contributed, What Happens On Campus Stays On YouTube.  Find out more about this and some of the other exciting initiatives we have in store:

Named one of the “Top 50 Blogs to Follow in HigherEdTech”

“Look no further for the smartest and savviest bloggers in higher education.” I’m excited to be joining the good company of my friends and colleagues on EdTech Magazine’s 2015 Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs.  This is my first year making the list, but my perennial favorites are still there… Laura Pasquini, Josie Ahlquist, and Ed Cabellon. I ❤ these people and am so honored to be picked alongside them and many other amazing minds. Go check out the list!!!! Paul Gordon Brown Take a look at the power of social media… Read More

PRESENTATION VIDEO: University Driven Social Media for Engagement

I had the opportunity to present with #SAgrad superstar, Craig Bidiman, on how colleges and universities can leverage social media as a means of engaging their students.  The following video comes from the 2015 NASPA conference and gives a broad overview of the philosophy, approaches, and mindset departments must take to go beyond seeing social media as merely a broadcasting tool and instead as a vehicle for connecting with students.  Enjoy:

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning [REBLOG]

Originally posted on techKNOWtools:
With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed tech realm, pedagogical considerations should always come first. Instructors should reflect on the learning objective and desired outcomes for their subject matter before identifying identifying technological applications for the course. The SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates (2015), is a pedagogical framework for determining what technology, specifically how this technology will be appropriate for instructional approaches. This might include identifying and determining…

Video Introducing “Digitized Student Development Theory”

What do our college student development theories look like when we give them a digital update? How might social media be changing the ways students develop and understand themselves? What are the implications for college student educator practice? The following was originally presented at the 2015 NASPA Convention as a part of the SAspeaks series.  This video gives you a preview into the preliminary results of my doctoral research…